The Workplace Event
25-27 April 2023
NEC, Birmingham

The Workplace Hackathon

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The Workplace Hackathon

When the pandemic caused Governments around the world to ask its citizens to stay at home it created the world’s largest home-working experiments. For some this was an extension of already established norms; for many this was a totally new experience.

The subsequent two years led many to realise the benefits that working from home offered and, as corporate workspaces began to open again, sparked a conversation about how the world of work could be reimagined to enable people to work in a more flexible way.

 

Conversations took on a binary tone, as is often the case these days, with a debate about whether employees would choose to work from home or in the office, but the reality is that much less simple. There is a lot of grey between these two spectrum extremes, but it is in this grey area that organisations find themselves scratching their heads.

The reality is that whilst it is easy to put in place flexible work programmes or ask employees to come in on a prescribed number of days per week, making these a practical reality requires changes in approach. The skills needed, data collected, communication channels used and cultural adjustments required create a series of ‘sticky’ challenges that organisations are only just starting to work their way through.

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The Workplace Hackathon aims to use creative problem-solving techniques to ‘unstick’ some of those challenges. By asking groups to huddle around specific problems and explore possibilities we want to collectively untangle the messy landscape many organisations find themselves in.

Broken into a series of thematic groups, the hackathon will explore these workplace challenges:

  • Developing and nurturing ‘corporate culture’ in a remote workforce
  • Managing workplace services (catering, cleaning) when number of attendees is unknown.
  • Balancing those that want to come to the office to collaborate and those that need to come to the office to concentrate.
  • How workplace data can help inform decisions in real-time
  • Ensuring that Diversity and Inclusion programmes are maintained in a hybrid environment.
  • How hybrid working is going to impact workplace design
  • Matching real estate space needs to the demands of a hybrid workforce
  • Managing change as new work patterns are established
  • Adjusting leadership and management approaches with a dispersed workforce
  • Mapping technology requirements to a blended location approach to work

Reserve your place today

The Workplace Hackathon takes place on 5 April 2022 14:30 - 16:30 at The Workplace Conference. Reserve your place now and purchase a delegate pass for £99+VAT - all access for three days

DELEGATE PASS

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Workplace Leaders Conference: Technology Sponsor

  • Facilio

Workplace Leaders Conference: Wellbeing Sponsor

  • EMCOR UK

The Wellbeing Recharge Zone Sponsors

  • Conker

Lead Media Partner

  • Workplace Insights

Facilities

Facilities

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Workplace strategy and design

Workplace strategy and design

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Technology

Technology

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Interiors

Interiors

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Furniture providers

Furniture providers

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Real estate

Real estate

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